Sociology & Anthropology

Courses in the Department are designed to facilitate an understanding and appreciation of social and cultural life, its order, its functions, its evolution, some of its major problems, as well as foster an understanding and appreciation of the ways of organizing information in the social sciences.

Students who major in sociology and anthropology may qualify for and are encouraged to pursue graduate studies in sociology, anthropology, human services, criminal justice, law, or related fields, leading to careers in teaching, sociocultural research, health care, federal, state and local agencies, group work, community organization and law.

Name Title Phone
Patric Giesler Associate Professor (Chair) 507-933-7430
Elizabeth Jenner Associate Professor 507-933-7427
Suzanne Wilson Associate Professor (on leave 2013-14) 507-933-7426
Anna Jacobsen Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-6315
Jeffrey Seymour Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7425
Polly Sylvia Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7428
Nicole Goebel 507-933-7413
Richard Hilbert Professor Emeritus